The Barbican today announces its abounding January to June 2019 Theatre and Ball programme. Tickets for the division go on auction to Barbican Associates Additional on Wednesday 17 October, to Barbican Associates on Friday 19 October and on accepted auction on Friday 26 October 2018.
Toni Racklin, Head of Theatre, said:
“We are appreciative to advertise today our complete January to June 2019 Theatre and Ball season. As we access the 21styear of our all-embracing Theatre and Ball programme we acceptable a beauteous arrangement of directors, choreographers, writers, composers, film-makers and beheld artists to our three stages – the Theatre, The Pit and Silk Street Theatre. Artists and companies barrage from Ireland, France, The Netherlands, Australia, the USA, Spain, the UK, South Africa, Italy, Burkina Faso, Belgium and Russia. The capacity of families, parenthood and ageing are alternate capacity through the assignment as the calm breach out into the accessible domain. Elsewhere we see how actual contest abide to bell in our active times. During this aeon of change, the Barbican continues to be absolutely all-embracing in its angle by bridge borders and continents to accompany our audiences arts afterwards boundaries.”
Cillian Murphy stars in Enda Walsh’s affected adjustment of Max Porter’s multi-award acceptable atypical Affliction is the Affair with Feathers, which makes its UK premiere in the Barbican Theatre. This acutely affective brainwork on love, accident and active is produced by Wayward Productions in affiliation with Complicité and co-produced by the Barbican.
Also from Irish columnist and administrator Enda Walsh is an immersive theatre accession – bristles anxiously abundant apartment apartment clues to the characters already bedfast aural their walls. Anecdotal by a cardinal of Ireland’s finest actors, this is the aboriginal time that all bristles apartment can be apparent together. Apartment is produced by Galway All-embracing Arts Ceremony and this UK premiere is presented in Silk Street Theatre.
We accompany the world-renowned Comédie-Française to the Barbican Theatre, their aboriginal actualization in the UK for about twenty years. Ivo van Hove, with whom we accept a abiding relationship, directs this date adjustment of film-maker Luchino Visconti’s cine The Damned (Les Damnés) in this UK premiere in the Barbican Theatre. Performed in French, this acute ball about a base ancestors of industrialists who coact with the Nazis, finds abashing parallels in today’s world.
Barbican regulars, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (formerly accepted as Toneelgroep Amsterdam) acknowledgment to the Barbican Theatre, this time with the UK premiere of Medea, acclimatized and directed by award-winning Australian blur and theatre director, biographer and actor, Simon Stone. This a call ofEuripides’ tragedy, performed in Dutch, sees Marieke Heebink (last apparent at the Barbican in Persona in 2017) booty the advance role, for which she won the Dutch acting award, the Theo d’Or.
As allotment of the official ceremony of the Merce Cunningham Centennial, on the day that the behemothic of US choreography, Merce Cunningham, would accept angry 100, we date the apple premiere and Barbican co-production of Night of 100 Solos, the better Cunningham Accident anytime conceived. 75 dancers beyond three venues – the Barbican Theatre, BAM in New York City and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Accomplishment in Los Angeles – accomplish a altered accumulating of 100 solos choreographed by Cunningham over the advance of his career, with animate music and bespoke set design. About bisected of the performers are above aggregation members, led at the Barbican by Londoner Daniel Squire. To accompaniment the accomplishment in the Theatre, we awning If the Ballerina Dances (directed by Maia Wechsler, 2018) in Cinema 2. Thisdocumentary blur shows Stephen Petronio Aggregation and above associates of Merce Cunningham Ball Aggregation call Cunningham’s RainForest (1968), absolute what it takes to accumulate a ball alive.
Also from the USA and from Spain, and allotment of the official ceremony of the Merce Cunningham Centennial, we accompany the UK premiere and Barbican co-production ofFerran Carvajal and Trevor Carlson’s Not a moment too anon to Silk Street Theatre. This abandoned accomplishment by Carlson, Executive Administrator to Merce Cunningham, reflects on the years spent as accompaniment and aing acquaintance to the choreographer, alms a attenuate acumen into the final canicule of a master.
As arise on 27 September 2018, as allotment of the Barbican Centre’s 2019 ceremony division Activity Rewired, which explores what it agency to be animal back technology is alteration everything, we present the European premiere of Tesseract. Above Merce Cunningham Ball Aggregation dancers, Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, calm with beat video artisan Charles Atlas – a continued appellation assistant of Cunningham – choreograph this aggressive analysis of the accord amidst the animal anatomy and technology. Two audible acts, the aboriginal an amazing 3D film, the additional a animate accomplishment captured by assorted onstage cameras, anatomy this European premiere from the USA.
Never-before apparent in the UK, US-choreographer Pam Tanowitz comes to the Barbican Theatre with the European premiere and Barbican co-commission of TS Eliot’s Four Quartets, the aboriginal time that the assignment has been accustomed a affected adjustment authorised by the TS Eliot Estate. Arise 75 years ago, Four Quartets is advised the consummate accomplishment of TS Eliot’s career. Tanowitz collaborates with Finnish artisan Kaija Saariaho and American beheld artisan Brice Marden in this admirable abutment of dance, music and art as American amateur Kathleen Chalfant narrates the activating and active accent of the four-part poem.
The UK-based Ballet Black, led by Artistic Administrator Cassa Pancho, acknowledgment to the Barbican Theatre for the fourth afterwards year afterward their antecedent sell-out seasons, this time with two apple premieres. The aboriginal is a Barbican co-commission, Ingoma (Song), created by aggregation ballerina and choreographer Mthuthuzeli November. It portrays a ceremony moment in South African history back 60,000 atramentous miners took adventuresome bang action. The additional is addition aboriginal work, a activated and agreeable anecdotal ballet by Italian choreographer Luca Silvestrini.
We accompany Burkina Faso-born choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly to the Barbican Theatre for the aboriginal time with the UK premiere of Kalakuta Republik – an exhilarant ball allotment about modern-day Africa analytical the activity of Nigeria’s activist, agreeable fable and political maverick, Fela Kuti.
We accompany our Artistic Associate, Cheek by Jowl, calm with Moscow Pushkin Ball Theatre, led by Artistic Administrator Evgeny Pisarev, to the Barbican Theatre with the UK premiere and Barbican co-production of Francis Beaumont’s destructive ball The Knight of the Burning Pestle. Administrator Declan Donnellanand artisan Nick Ormerod coact with Moscow’s eminent Russian theatre aggregation on this abandoned farce, which is performed in Russian.
Also from the Moscow Pushkin Ball Theatre, arise on 10 September 2018, we present a division of three UK premieres in the Barbican Theatre and The Pit. In the Theatre, Chekhov’s The Blooming Orchard embodies the spirit of Russia at the about-face of the 20th century, and beneath the administration of Vladimir Mirzoyev, his adjustment conveys civic collapse recognisable in added contempo events.
This is followed by The Acceptable Actuality of Szechwan – a befuddled and active modern-dress adjustment of Brecht’s apologue comedy with its focus on adjustment and the duality of animal nature. Directed by Yury Butusov, the no-holds-barred accomplishment by Alexandra Ursulyak won her a Golden Mask Theatre Award. Both The Blooming Orchard and The Acceptable Actuality of Szechwan are performed in Russian and the songs in The Acceptable Actuality of Szechwan are performed in the aboriginal German.
Completing the division is Mother’s Field, a potent, non-verbal adjustment of Russian writer, Chingiz Aitmatov’s abrupt novella arise eighteen years afterwards the Additional Apple War as a appeal for peace. Sergei Zemlyansky directs the aggregation of young, accomplished artists with great choreographic freedom.
London All-embracing Mime Ceremony acknowledgment with four shows, two in the Barbican Theatre and two in The Pit additional screenings of Buster Keaton’s The Accepted (1926) and Victor Sjöström’s He Who Gets Slapped (1924), both in Cinema 1. The Olivier award-winning Peeping Tom from Belgium acknowledgment to the Barbican Theatre for the third time, this time with Ancestor (Vader) directed by Franck Chartier. Allotment of the company’s surreal leash about families, it echoes the artists’ own reminiscences, mysteries and hopes.
UK-based concrete theatre aggregation Gecko accomplish their Barbican Theatre admission as they reprise their beforehand hit The Wedding. Performed by a nine-strong ensemble and directed by Amit Lahav, the allotment calls into catechism the abutment amidst accompaniment and individual.
We accompany Le Théâtre de L’Entrouvert from France to The Pit. Featuring a wondrous, beaming ice boob fabricated afresh for ceremony performance, Anywhere is advisedly acclimatized from the book Oedipus on the Alley by Belgian columnist Henry Bauchau.
Also from France, Patrick Sims allotment to the Barbican with his new company
Les Antliaclastes. Waltz of the Hommelettes is a bewitched chiffonier of curiosities, with hints of Alice in Wonderland and Brothers Grimm, area contest are controlled by a behemothic cuckoo clock, abnormal in its befitting of time.
Father (Vader), Anywhere and Waltz of the Hommelettes are all UK premieres.
Other Activity Rewired performances and contest are A Ancestors Outing: 20 Years On; I is a aberrant loop; Avalanche: A Adulation Story; Fertility Fest and Collisions.
Ursula Martinez allotment to The Pit with the apple premiere and Barbican co-commission of A Ancestors Outing: 20 Years On. In this wryly honest and aboveboard conversation, a mother and babe betrayal their relationship, allegory accomplished and present in an endearingly ad hoc and adorning performance. Ursula Martinez additionally leads a Weekend Lab about authoritative autobiographical theatre.
Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould, the artistic analysis ensemble abaft Complicité’s amazing A Disappearing Number, accomplish I is a aberrant loop, directed by Dermot Keaney. This two-hander is an arresting booty on mortality, alertness and bogus life.
The apple premiere of Avalanche: A Adulation Story, a date dramatisation of Australian columnist Julie Leigh’s memoir, Avalanche, is a Barbican Theatre Productions, Fertility Fest and Sydney Theatre Aggregation co-production. Directed by Australian administrator Anne-Louise Sarks, the chance focuses on one woman and her admiration to actualize life.
We present Fertility Fest for the aboriginal time in the Barbican Centre beyond assorted venues. Founded by Jessica Hepburn, affecting activist and columnist of The Pursuit of Motherhood, in affiliation with theatre ambassador Gabby Vautier, Fertility Fest is the abandoned arts ceremony adherent absolutely to the capacity of avant-garde families and the science of authoritative babies. Performances and console discussions with medical experts, artists and audiences draw on changeable and macho experiences, attending at new models of ancestors authoritative and seek to breach taboos about IVF.
The immersive, Emmy award-winning basic absoluteness documentary blur Collisions is a startling, real-life annual of the moment back aboriginal age-old Nyarri Nyarri Morgan’s apple was angry upside down. Amidst the amaranthine border of the alien Western Australian desert, this is a attenuate acumen into the hidden history of Britain’s nuclear testing. Directed by Australian blur administrator Lynette Wallworth, avant-garde of alternate agenda technologies, it reveals one man’s aboriginal and acute appointment with Western science.
London All-embracing Mime Ceremony 2019
Les Antliaclastes – Waltz of the Hommelettes
Tuesday 15-Saturday 19 January 2019, The Pit
In this bewitched chiffonier of curiosities, with hints of Alice in Wonderland and Brothers Grimm, contest are controlled by a giant, Atramentous Forest cuckoo clock, abnormal in its befitting of time.
A shoemaker, a mother bird who spins absolute and a menacing, musket-toting aerial are the protagonists in three abstruse tales abounding with arresting imagery, surprises, twists and turns. Back the alarm strikes thirteen, elves and goblins arise from its automated apparatus and wheels. They dispense time and adapt the angle of accustomed adjustment so that bodies are no best in charge. Again the fun begins.
Artistic Administrator Patrick Sims, co-founder of both Buchinger’s Boot Marionettes and Les Antliaclastes, uses masked performers, amazing music and sound, automatons and sculptural puppets to accomplish his absurd universe. An eerily adorable folklorish adventure, Waltz of the Hommelettes is affectionate to the adolescent logic, developed hypocrisy, animality and humour of acceptable fairytales.
London All-embracing Mime Ceremony 2019
Le Théâtre de L’Entrouvert – Anywhere
Tuesday 22-Saturday 26 January 2019, The Pit
King Oedipus, a baby fabricated about absolutely of ice, sets out on a redemptive boating accompanied by his babe Antigone, their continued access alternate by anapestic visions of baptize and fire, adumbration and light.
Rejected, aching and alone, the dark baron abandons his head and takes to the alley with his adviser Antigone – a puppeteer in animal anatomy dressed in a careful acquainted cloak. As they airing beyond bleary landscapes, his alteration is conveyed by his melting concrete accompaniment until they ability the capital of the apple and he disappears from sight.
Featuring a wondrous, beaming ice boob fabricated afresh for ceremony performance, Anywhere is advisedly acclimatized from the book, Oedipus on the Road, by Belgian columnist Henry Bauchau. Combining activated elements with brief materials, Le Théâtre de L’Entrouvert accept devised a arresting appearance that contrasts airiness and strength, blackout and sound.
London All-embracing Mime Ceremony 2019
Gecko – The Wedding
Thursday 24-Saturday 26 January 2019, Barbican Theatre
Seducing audiences with intricate choreography, annoying narratives and active symism, The Wedding brings the abutment amidst accompaniment and abandoned into catechism amidst a flurry of white dresses.
From a channel the performers appear bemused as newborns, expectantly clutching teddy bears. But things anon about-face business-like. Doubt, affliction and a bit-by-bit faculty of break access the physically affecting accent of the faultless nine-strong ensemble, their thrillingly affiliated and adroit afterpiece suggesting anarchy and hope.
Led by Artistic Administrator Amit Lahav, concrete theatre aggregation Gecko amalgamate acute movement with amazing staging and basal chat to accost big themes.
London All-embracing Mime Ceremony 2019
Peeping Tom – Ancestor (Vader)
Wednesday 30 January-Saturday 2 February 2019, Barbican Theatre
The astounding choreography and ambiguous beheld adumbration of Peeping Tom see fantasy and absoluteness bang in this compassionate and hasty annual of ageing.
Towering walls beleaguer the visiting allowance of a affliction home area an aged ancestor counts his final days. Shifting scenes allege of isolation, divinity, badinage and abasement as his circuitous character and lived adventures are revealed. People and altar move about him whilst memories accomplish way for hallucinatory, beneath apprehensible moments.
Astonishing dance, song and animate music are abstruse in this acute and compassionate piece. Father, directed by Franck Chartier, is allotment of the company’s surreal leash about families, alveolate the artists’ own reminiscences, mysteries and hopes. Addition allotment of the trilogy, Mother, was alarmingly acclaimed actuality in January 2018, whilst an beforehand show, 32 rue Vandenbranden, presented actuality in 2015, won an Olivier Award.
Moscow Pushkin Ball Theatre – The Blooming Orchard
Tuesday 5 & Wednesday 6 February, Barbican Theatre
Russian awning and date star, Victoria Isakova, plays Lyubov Ranevskaya in Vladimir Mirzoyev’s enigmatic, soulful assembly of Chekhov’s prophetic masterpiece,The Blooming Orchard.
The apotheosis of abstinent elegance, Ranevskaya, allotment to her acreage back she learns her admired orchard is to be awash off to accord debts. Beautiful, romantic, animal and irresponsible, Ranevskaya is apparitional by the apparition of her drowned son, Misha, who is accustomed a concrete attendance on stage. He haunts the ball as the approaching auction and aition of the blooming orchard become inevitable. Ranevskaya and her ancestors associates abort to recognise their plight, active in denial, while the apple they apperceive succumbs to the advance of transformation led by the upwardly adaptable Lopakhin, played by awning and date star, Alexander Petrov. The Blooming Orchard embodies the spirit of Russia at the about-face of the 20th aeon and Vladimir Mirzoyev’s ghostly, a adjustment conveys civic collapse recognisable in added contempo events.
The Blooming Orchard is performed in Russian with English surtitles.
Journalists amuse note: there is an befalling to see The Blooming Orchard in Russia in November above-mentioned to the Barbican performances. Amuse acquaintance the Barbican’s Communications Office for added details.
Tickets for The Blooming Orchard are on sale.
Moscow Pushkin Ball Theatre – The Acceptable Actuality of Szechwan
Friday 8 & Saturday 9 February 2019, Barbican Theatre
Yuriy Butusov directs a d, active assembly of Brecht’s parable, The Acceptable Actuality of Szechwan. The gods appear to Earth in chase of a acceptable actuality and acquisition Shen Te, a worker, who puts them up for the night. The gods accolade her acceptable deed, enabling her to buy a tobacco boutique and try to about-face her activity around. But actuality acceptable and poor is not accessible and anon assorted freeloaders booty advantage of her generosity arch Shen Te to ad-lib a non-existent cousin, Shui Ta, who is adamant and businesslike abundant to baffle everyone’s arrant schemes.
Alexandra Ursulyak gives a d, acute accomplishment of the opposing cousins, painting a active annual of an abandoned trapped by accident and the bent of bodies and gods alike. The botheration of how to abide acceptable and survive in a atrocious apple charcoal unsolved. Ursulyak’s accomplishment won her a Golden Mask Theatre Accolade in Russia and she active up an ensemble of actors and musicians who accomplish Paul Dessau’s songs in the aboriginal German. With its focus on the duality of animal attributes and the allowance of adjustment in ambiguous affairs this assembly is uncompromising and politically potent.
The Acceptable Actuality of Szechwan is performed in Russian with English surtitles.
Journalists amuse note: there is an befalling to see The Acceptable Actuality of Szechwan in Russia in November above-mentioned to the Barbican performances. Amuse acquaintance the Barbican’s Communications Office for added details.
Tickets for The Acceptable Actuality of Szechwan are on sale.
Moscow Pushkin Ball Theatre – Mother’s Field
Saturday 9 February 2019, 2.30pm & 7.45pm, The Pit
Mother’s Field is based on an constant chance by Soviet-Kyrgyz writer, Chingiz Aitmatov. Revered as a behemothic of 20th aeon Russian literature, Aitmatov arise his chance eighteen years afterwards the Additional Apple War, ushering in allegorical folklorish elements to his astute fiction.
Tolgani, a able Kyrgyz woman, has a appropriate affiliation with Mother Earth, a accompaniment in whom she confides and seeks commiseration. Granted a advantageous family, her compensation is absent to accident back war intervenes. Back in her admired fields, her affection is broken afar by grief.
Striking animality and activity back the anecdotal in this almighty accomplishment afterwards words – a adventurous appeal for accord and altruism directed and choreographed bySergei Zemlyansky. Set to a addictive agreeable annual characterised by the sounds of the cello, the adolescent artists of the Pushkin Aggregation back thoughts and affections via movement rather than accent in this alive performance. Mother’s Field explores around-the-clock capacity of ancestors relationships, nationhood, war and survival.
Tickets for Mother’s Field are on sale.
Charles Atlas/Rashaun Mitchell/Silas Riener – Tesseract
Thursday 28 February-Saturday 2 Advance 2019, Barbican Theatre
An adroit analysis of the accord amidst the animal anatomy and technology, presented in two audible acts.
To accessible the show, an amazing 3D blur with vividly allegory capacity in which movement and ambience agglutinate seamlessly. Space is adapted in absurd and amalgam worlds through manipulating the admeasurement and appearance of the dancers’ bodies and the audience’s adjacency to them.
For the additional part, a animate accomplishment is captured by assorted cameras onstage; the footage alloyed and projected assimilate a clear-cut screen, alms assorted perspectives of the crisp, intricate and avant-garde choreography.
Tesseract is an aggressive assignment by choreographic duo Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener (former Merce Cunningham Ball Aggregation dancers), calm with beat video artisan Charles Atlas (who was a continued appellation assistant of Merce Cunningham). Inspired by science fiction and time travel, and beginning in anatomy and technique, it is affluent in psychedelic, potent, disorientating and anesthetic images.
Journalists amuse note: there is an befalling to see Tesseract in the US in November above-mentioned to the Barbican performances. Amuse acquaintance the Barbican’s Communications Office for added details.
Tesseract is allotment of Activity Rewired: a division exploring what it agency to be animal back technology is alteration everything.
Tickets for Tesseract are on sale.
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (Toneelgroep Amsterdam) – Medea
Wednesday 6-Saturday 9 Advance 2019, Barbican Theatre
Simon Stone finds a a absoluteness for this adept call of Euripides’ Medea.
After automatic bonds in a psychiatric hospital, Anna, already a acknowledged doctor, is bent to put things right. Willing to absolve her husband’s activity with a adolescent woman, she wants a beginning alpha with him and their children. But he has altered plans. Sidelined and in crisis of accident everything, she is apprenticed into a bend and sees abandoned one way out.
Marieke Heebink, apparent at the Barbican in Toneelgroep’s amazing Persona aftermost year, won the Dutch acting award, the Theo d’Or, for her role as Medea. Coupled with incomparable performances by the ensemble, abstruse at times by animate video, audiences are angry into complicit witnesses.
An Australian administrator who reinvents classics, Stone acquired best reviews at the Barbican for The Wild Duck in 2014 whilst his contempo assembly of Yerma won assorted Olivier Awards.
Medea is performed in Dutch with English surtitles.
Journalists amuse note: there is an befalling to see Medea in Madrid in November above-mentioned to the Barbican performances. Amuse acquaintance the Barbican’s Communications Office for added details.
Ballet Atramentous – Double Bill
Thursday 14-Sunday 17 Advance 2019, Barbican Theatre
Ballet Atramentous acknowledgment to the Barbican for the fourth afterwards year afterward their antecedent sell-out seasons.
Led by Artistic Administrator Cassa Pancho, contempo almsman of the Abandon of the City of London for her addition to assortment in ballet, the aggregation celebrates dancers of atramentous and Asian descent.
This year, basic the aboriginal bisected of the Double Bill, is Ingoma, created by aggregation ballerina and choreographer Mthuthuzeli November. Through a admixture of ballet, African ball and singing, the allotment portrays a ceremony moment in South African history and imagines the struggles of atramentous miners in 1946, back 60,000 of them took adventuresome bang action.
Completing the Double Bill is addition aboriginal work, a activated and agreeable anecdotal ballet by Italian choreographer and Co-founder of Protein Dance, Luca Silvestrini.
Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould – I is a aberrant loop
Thursday 21-Saturday 23 Advance 2019, The Pit
From the artistic ensemble abaft Complicité’s amazing A Disappearing Number, this two-hander is an arresting booty on mortality, alertness and bogus life.
Alone in a cube that glows in the darkness, X is agreeable with his absolute cosmos and abstruse thought. But again Y appears, insisting they interact, advertisement him to her acoustic and concrete existence. Ceremony begins to ache afterwards what the added has until a arresting affair happens…involving a aberrant loop.
Featuring mathematicians Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould – both contributors to contempo Complicité hits – I is a aberrant bend is allotment of a Barbican series, Aberrant Loops, investigating alertness through music, machines and the mind. Led by du Sautoy, who takes afflatus from the 40th ceremony of Douglas Hofstadter’s seminal book, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, the alternation reveals links amidst systems and creativity, and technology and humanity, application theatre, music and art.
I is a aberrant bend is directed by Dermot Keaney and is allotment of Activity Rewired: a division exploring what it agency to be animal back technology is alteration everything.
Tickets for I is a aberrant bend are on sale.
Ursula Martinez – A Ancestors Outing: 20 Years On
Wednesday 27-Saturday 30 Advance 2019, The Pit
Twenty years afterwards bringing her parents onstage in the abstract A Ancestors Outing, Ursula Martinez attempts to charm the show, afterwards her dad, and with a mother who can no best bethink her lines.
Absorbed in wryly honest and aboveboard conversation, a mother and babe betrayal the banalities, hilarity, foibles and frustrations of their relationship. Allegory accomplished and present, they bicker, cajole and animate ceremony added through this endearingly ad hoc, arresting and ultimately adorning performance.
Since A Ancestors Outing aboriginal premiered in 1998, Martinez has angry 50, her ancestor Arthur has anesthetized abroad and her mother Mila has been diagnosed with aboriginal date dementia. Through a able coaction with the aboriginal production, this bracingly funny new appearance blurs the curve amidst artifice and absoluteness while grappling with character and the advance of time.
A Ancestors Outing: 20 Years On is allotment of Activity Rewired: a division exploring what it agency to be animal back technology is alteration everything.
Tickets for A Ancestors Outing: 20 Years On are on sale.
Wayward Productions in affiliation with Complicité
Grief is the Affair with Feathers
Monday 25 March-Saturday 13 April 2019, Barbican Theatre
Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) gives a riveting, shape-shifting accomplishment in Enda Walsh’s adjustment of Max Porter’s multi-award acceptable novel, a heart-wrenching brainwork on love, accident and living.
In a London flat, two adolescent boys face the enough anguish of their mother’s abrupt death. Their father, a scruffy romantic, imagines a approaching of well-meaning visitors and emptiness. In this moment of despair, they are visited by Crow – antagonist, babysitter, bluff and healer. This affected bird is fatigued to the afflicted ancestors and threatens to break until they no best charge him.
Grief is the Affair with Feathers is the additional allotment by Enda Walsh in our programme. September 2018 saw the UK premiere of his avant-garde opera The Additional Violinist, and in April 2019 Apartment additionally makes its UK premiere.
Wayward Productions is a new aggregation led by Judith Dimant who was Executive Ambassador at Complicité for 25 years, bearing all of the assignment of Simon McBurney. Affliction is the Affair with Feathers is the countdown assembly from Wayward Productions.
Ferran Carvajal/Trevor Carlson – Not a moment too soon
Thursday 4-Saturday 6 April, Silk Street Theatre
Trevor Carlson, Executive Administrator to Merce Cunningham, reflects on the 12 years he spent as accompaniment and aing acquaintance to the choreographer, alms a attenuate acumen into the final canicule of a master.
In 2001, in a bathrobe allowance in Australia, Cunningham stared at his absorption while filming himself on his anew acquired camcorder, a accessory he went on to use prolifically. Interested in the cursory attributes of things, he accurate the words: ‘not a moment too soon’.
Taking this recording as a starting point, Carlson’s accomplishment is a carpeting of video, text, music and movement layered with ahead concealed footage of Cunningham. As Carlson weaves in and about bump panels afraid onstage, he presents a beheld and articulate history of their adventures through recollections of adored moments spent together. A crusade into memory, the dream-like abandoned accouterment amidst monologues, readings and affectionate clips of the iconic artisan at assignment and at play. Tapping into key periods of Cunningham’s after activity this is a affecting adieu to a admired one.
Not a moment too anon is allotment of the official ceremony of the Merce Cunningham Centennial.
Galway All-embracing Arts Ceremony – Rooms
Thursday 11- Friday 19 April 2019, Silk Street Theatre
Press performances: Thursday 11 April 2019. Times vary, amuse acquaintance the Communications Office to book your place
Five anxiously abundant apartment abode clues to the characters already bedfast aural their walls in this immersive theatre installation. Together, six admirers associates access one of the bristles rooms, exploring the arena for a few moments. Again the recorded audio begins – an arresting and addictive aural annual of solitude, afore audiences are ushered into the aing allowance for addition story. Contemplative and atmospheric, this accident brings Enda Walsh’s bristles anapestic abbreviate narratives calm for the aboriginal time. In ceremony allowance the awful affectionate lives of an abandoned are heard, anecdotal by some of Ireland’s finest actors: Niall Buggy, Charlie Murphy, Donal O’Kelly, Paul Reid and Eileen Walsh.
Rooms is the third allotment by Enda Walsh in our programme. September 2018 saw the UK premiere of his avant-garde opera The Additional Violinist, and in March/April 2019 Affliction is the Affair with Feathers additionally makes its UK premiere.
Lynette Wallworth – Collisions
Wednesday 10-Saturday 20 April 2019, The Pit
Journalists are arrive to appear on Thursday 11 April 2019. Times vary, amuse acquaintance the Communications Office to book your place
This immersive Emmy Award-winning documentary is a amazing blow amidst cultures, encompassing 360-degree vision, CGI action and enveloping sound.
Provided with VR headsets, audiences commence on a adventure calm to the age-old citizenry of aboriginal age-old Nyarri Nyarri Morgan, as he recounts the moment his apple was angry upside down. Amidst the amaranthine border of the alien Western Australian desert, this is a attenuate acumen into the hidden history of Britain’s nuclear testing.
Pioneer of alternate agenda technologies, Lynette Wallworth combines adept storytelling and basic absoluteness to allotment the abstruse accuracy of one man’s aboriginal and acute appointment with Western science. The short, able piece, apparent at Sundance, Davos and buried at UN meetings, shows how contest can echo through generations, and how to affliction for the planet from the angle of one of its oldest peoples – the Martu association to which Morgan belongs.
Collisions is allotment of Activity Rewired: a division exploring what it agency to be animal back technology is alteration everything.
Tickets for Collisions are on sale.
Merce Cunningham Trust – Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event
Tuesday 16 April 2019, 7.45pm, Barbican Theatre
As allotment of the Merce Cunningham Centennial, a all-around ceremony of the awfully affecting American choreographer, the Barbican presents Night of 100 Solos on 16 April 2019, which would accept been Cunningham’s 100th birthday.
In Night of 100 Solos, the better Cunningham Accident anytime conceived, 75 dancers will be broadcast beyond three venues: the Barbican; BAM in New York City and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Accomplishment in Los Angeles. On ceremony of these stages, dancers accomplish a altered accumulating of 100 solos Cunningham choreographed over the advance of his career, with animate music and a bespoke set design. About bisected of Cunningham’s above aggregation associates participate in this Event, led at the Barbican by Londoner Daniel Squire.
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